Can't tell a differnce in the tastes between this and v8, but your wallet will notice a difference. I like to put salt, pepper, and lemon juice in mine. Makes a great on the go snack because it fills you up and all you need is a glass.
Don't sleep on GREAT VALUE brand because it is definitely a great value. The taste is excellent and you wouldn't even know that it's not from a popular brand. It's great to mix drinks and have handy in the pantry. I would definitely buy this again.